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  • Taktsang Palphug Monastery (The Tigers Nest)
  • Phunaka Dzong, famous buddhism place in Bhutan
  • Beautiful scenic view - green hill with old white buddhist stupa against the background of colorful mountain range covered with snow and blue sky
  • Sun temple - Buddhist shrine in the Himalayas

Weather and climate in Bhutan depends upon and varies with altitude. The climate in Bhutan can be divided into three different types based on regions. The foothills of the Himalayans and plains in the extreme south are humid and subtropical with temperatures ranging from 15 to 30˚C. The central regions and the Himalayan valleys to the north experience a temperate climate. Finally the north of Bhutan experiences extreme cold with some mountain peaks facing snow all year round.

Rainfall can also be determined by region. The Himalayan regions sees less than 500 mm of rain a year. The Inner Central Valleys experience 500-1000mm each year while the southern foothills see 2000-3500mm per year. Finally, the southern border area sees upwards of 3000-5000mm a year.

Seasons in Bhutan can be split into five distinct times of year. Spring runs from early March to mid April. These months tend to be dry and not as affected by rain. Summer is from mid April to late June and experiences occasional showers. The traditional summer season is followed by the summer monsoon season from late June to late September with monsoon days having high humidity and are often misty. Autumn is from late September or early October to late November and the days are characterised by bright sunny days with some snow at higher elevations. Winter is from late November to March with frosty days and snow falls in places above 3,000m elevation.



Bhutan Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Bhutan. 

Learn about the history and culture of Bhutan, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Bhutan's nature and wildlifeweather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Bhutan for yourself. Start one of our Bhutan tours today!


Extend Your Trip 

After your Bhutan vacation, consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.



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